Category Archives: holiday

BLESSING THE MESS // SPICED WINTER CAKE WITH CRANBERRIES

Maybe the holiday magic is in the mess. I read this late on December 24th, and wished that I had read it earlier. Wished that I had been carrying it around with me throughout the month, reminding myself of this every damn time things got messy. Because it was a messy month. Christmas brings out […]

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SMOKY BEETROOT HUMMUS

Smoky Beetroot Hummus // The Year in Food

My birthday happened at the beginning of the month. I hosted a big seafood feast. I wanted a bunch of my favorite people together at a table and a ton of seafood – Dungeness crab, oysters, a big stew with mussels and clams and fish, etc. As these things go, I had an overly grand […]

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A BIG, BEAUTIFUL HARVEST SALAD WITH DELICATA SQUASH AND KALE

A Big, Beautiful Harvest Salad with Delicata Squash and Kale | The Year in Food

I realized over the weekend how excited I am about salads for this time of year. Salad in the colder months of fall and winter is a different beast than a bright, refreshing plate of summer produce tossed in olive oil. They’re big and bold; they have heft and weight and substance. And I think […]

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SPARKLING CRANBERRIES

Sparkling Cranberries

I have a thing for this time of year – starting this week and sweeping all the way through to the end of December. All of its sparkly, wondrous, glittering, cozy magic. If I had my druthers, I would lay for hours beneath a Christmas tree, inhaling its piney aroma, listening to old Christmas records, […]

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EATING WELL ON THE ROAD, HOLIDAY EDITION: CRANBERRY + CRYSTALLIZED GINGER OATMEAL PACKS

Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Raw Ingredients

Thinking about eating well on the road was so easy during the summer. So many towns have a farmers’ market worth visiting, and putting together a huge impromptu salad is a breeze when the produce is abundant. Plus, it’s inherently tied to summer travel adventures, which are a very different kind of travel than the […]

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